Wood Thrush continues 11/27


Lisa Ruby
 

Update on the Wood Thrush. I'm not sure what time the last sighting was this morning by the culvert, but as far as I know it did not go back there for the rest of the day. I got there at around 8:30  and was told it had been 20 minutes or so since anyone had seen it by the culvert.

Later in the morning, not sure what time, maybe 9:30-10:00, David Trissel found it in the creek bed all the way down by Doane Nature Trail marker 9. Those of us that still hadn't seen it hung around that area for a while and then gave up and dispersed.  Some watched for a while by the culvert.  Jan Nordenberg and I went back to the marker 9 area and walked up on the Thrush in the creek bed, but it quickly moved and disappeared on the far side of the creek. That might have been around 11:00, not sure. Around 11:50  I spotted it again in leaf litter about a third to halfway up the far side creek embankment, and a few others saw it before it disappeared. Over the next few hours it was seen in the creek bed a few times and also up the far embankment after it left the creek bed. I have some bad photos with times of 2:17 and 2:19 p.m. from the creek bed. I know it was seen at least one other time before that in the creek bed.

Nobody ever found it again by the culvert as far as I know. A few of us think it's possible that sometime after 2:30 it may have headed back upstream, but we never got a clear look at what we saw moving in that direction. We watched carefully as we walked back and I stood by the culvert for a little while, but never saw it. So maybe it will appear at the culvert again first thing in the morning, maybe not. Not an easy bird after early morning.

The Pacific Wrens were active on and off for a lot of the day. Heard one at marker 9 multiple times, but couldn't spot it. Some of us got good looks at one by the creek crossing that is further down the trail from marker 9. Matt had one of them near marker 7. Hard to say how many there are. Definitely more than one. Someone thought maybe as many as four.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

On 11/27/2022 6:56 AM, Justyn Stahl wrote:

Per Paul Lehman, the Wood Thrush continues just below the large metal culvert below the Doane Pond parking lot at Palomar Mountain State Park.

Justyn Stahl
North Park 


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Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs


Justyn Stahl
 

Per Paul Lehman, the Wood Thrush continues just below the large metal culvert below the Doane Pond parking lot at Palomar Mountain State Park.

Justyn Stahl
North Park